Technology has shown us days that none of us had thought we’ll ever get to see. The average teenager’s day in 2020 includes getting up at 8, freshening up, and sitting at their table for 6-8 hours straight for classes and study sessions. After a quick break, the teenager will return to their phones for another 4-6 hours. While this is in no way ideal, it’s also the bitter truth. The Covid-19 pandemic has turned teenagers into cheap dopamine-hungry, numb humans.
Thankfully, the pandemic is over now. With or without enthusiasm, teenagers are back to their schools and colleges. However, the worst aspect has still stayed behind: smartphone addiction. If there’s one thing that truly helped in the promotion of online entertainment services like social media and OTT platforms, it’s the pandemic.
Instagram, Twitter, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and dating apps like Tinder and Bumble have seen an all-time high in their user base; users are looking for new ways to detach from reality.
However, don’t worry; in theory, it’s quite simple to get out of this vicious cycle. All you need is to restrict all smartphone usage as far as possible. Don’t scroll on Instagram or TikTok, and stop mindlessly bingeing those OTT platforms, as it will probably not amount to anything.
Stop looking for ways that give you a temporary release, and stick around for the long haul. Add meditation, practicing mindfulness, exercise (CrossFit, running, walking, bicycling, yoga, Pilates), and goal-oriented hard work into your routine. We’re sure that even following through with 15% of this will get you to somewhere you never would’ve imagined you’ll reach.
Today’s blog will discuss what “sent from the chat” on Messenger means.
What Does “Sent from the Chat” Mean on Messenger?
Let’s start with your initial question: what does it mean when you see “Sent from the chat” on Facebook Messenger? Well, the answer is as simple as it can be. It means the user is replying to you from the Facebook app’s chat box rather than Messenger. So, they haven’t installed the Messenger app yet or feel more comfortable this way.
So, now you know exactly what “Sent from the chat” on Messenger means. Let us now discuss a few more processes and features on Messenger that are related to this question.
How does the Active Status work on Messenger?
You might know that the Active Status feature on Messenger is highly inconvenient. It lets other users know when you’re online or if you were recently online. Features such as this are available on almost all social media platforms to some extent.
Many users complained that it’s an invasion of privacy, and they won’t be using the platform anymore if it goes on. On the other hand, another group of users claimed it worked great for them because they like knowing when their friends are available. Moreover, who really cares? It’s no reason to be perplexed.
While social media platforms were torn between trying to please one or the other groups, one simple solution fixed it. Users could choose if their active status was displayed to other users.
With time, many other modifications were added to make it more convenient for users with different needs. On WhatsApp, for example, you get to edit read receipts, last, seen, and online status, too! But of course, if you choose to hide one of these from other users, you also won’t be able to see these features on their sides, even if they’ve kept it on. Isn’t that so fair?
Here’s how you can turn off your Active Status on Messenger
Step 1: Open the Facebook Messenger mobile app on your phone.
Step 2: On the Chats tab, you’ll find your Facebook profile picture icon at the top left. Tap on it, and you’ll get your Messenger settings.
Step 3: Scroll down to Profile. Tap on an option called Active Status.
Step 4: You’ll get two options: Show when you’re active and Show when you’re active together. If you turn off the toggle button next to the first one, no one will know when you’re active. If you keep the second one on, others will see if you’re active together.
Choose according to what fits your wants best, and you no longer need to worry about the unwanted Active Status.
At the end
As our blog draws to an end, we’d like to recap all we’ve discussed.
Messenger is a largely used social media messaging service and a part of the Meta Group of Companies. If you’re seeing something out of place there, it may be supposed to be like that by design, don’t you think?
For example, seeing “Sent from the chat” on Messenger means the other user is using the traditional Facebook chat box rather than the Messenger app on their smartphone. It could be a preferential thing, or maybe they’re only doing it for you and don’t text with many people.
Lastly, we’ve discussed how the Active Status feature works on Messenger. If you think it’s an invasion of privacy, we’ve also discussed how to turn it off to avoid further conflict. If you still have any doubts about this topic, don’t hesitate to let them out in the comments below!